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post #3 of Old 11-17-2013
marianclaire
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Re: You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane

I have not been in conditions like shown on the video. I have ridden out several TS and hurricanes on my boat. Some folks question the wisdom of that. Where, how and around whom I anchor is a major factor. A boat is made to float, houses are not, so storm surge is not an issue if you plan and use proper scope. It is also designed to point into the wind and properly stripped offers much less resistance than a fixed house. The other thing is that my boat has everything I need. Food, water, power, shelter etc and those are not washed away. As we recover from a storm I am not a burden on the limited resources ashore. Dan S/V Marian Claire
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